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NEW YORK (Nov 8, 2006)

Open-heart surgery is a daunting decision for patients at an age. Recently, 88-year-old Nathaniel Grier participated in a groundbreaking clinical trial for a potential alternative to traditional mitral valve surgery. This noninvasive technique enabled him to be treated and released within 48 hours. The procedure could change the way heart patients are treated in the future. With over 700 ongoing clinical trials, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and the medical colleges of Weill Cornell and Columbia University collaborate to find answers that enhance and save lives. NewYork-Presbyterian is one of only five hospitals in the country ranked in all 16 specialties reviewed by U.S.News & World Report. To learn more, call 877-NYP-WELL, or visit nyp.org. Don't you deserve this level of care?

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